Morgan Wallen shared an unreleased track that he wrote for his mom.
On Saturday, May 22, the country superstar shared a touching new song that comes in the form of a phone call to his mom, Lesli Wallen. The personal lyrics find the singer giving his mom an update on his life and all of the things he has gone through over the course of the last few years. He even shares that he’s found a girl in Jefferson City that he really likes and he admits it turns out she’s a lot like his mom.
“Wrote this song for my mom a while ago. Seemed like an appropriate time to share it,” Wallen said before playing the song.
I thought you should know that all those prayers you thought you wasted on me
Must’ve finally made their way on through
I thought you should know I got me a new girl down in Jefferson City and she lets me fish whenever I want to
Yeah, I’m still proud of where I came from
Still you’re only damn son
Can you believe I’m on the radio?
Just thought you should know, Thought you should know, Thought you should know
Watch Wallen perform the song below.
Wallen’s performance of “Thought You Should Know” comes just days after he returned to the stage for the first time since early February, popping up at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk & Steakhouse on Wednesday evening (May 19). His surprise appearance included performances of his chart-topping single, “Whiskey Glasses,” and the fan-favorites “Sand In My Boots” and “Wasted On You” from his multi-week No.1 album, Dangerous: The Double Album.
The East Tennessee native celebrated his 28th birthday on May 13 and marked the occasion with a social media post thanking his sister, Ashlyne, and friend, Andrew, for sticking by him during a tumultuous year.
“27 brought a lot of the best and the worst times of my life,” he wrote. “These 2 didn’t flinch. Glad to see 28.”
Wallen previously issued a handwritten letter to fans offering an update about his time away from the public eye, sharing that he’s “really worked on myself” throughout the past few months.
“Not only has this time revealed to me the ways in which I want to improve, but it’s also reminded me that I am still very proud of who I am and the man I am becoming,” he wrote.
Wallen has cancelled all upcoming tour dates but promised fans, “you’ll be seeing me sooner than later.”